Vandals painted a swastika on a Maryland resident’s door Sunday and stole a campaign sign off his lawn, all seemingly due to his support for President-elect Donald Trump.
Thomas Roszkowski, a Silver Spring resident and Vietnam War veteran, told reporters the swastika is the latest in a number of hateful attacks directed at his property.
Roszkowski and his wife put up campaign signs supporting Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence throughout the election and said people had previously stolen the signs. The couple, who lives across the street from Blair High School in Montgomery County, said the politically motivated attacks on their property have intensified, reports WTOP.
“First they stole my yard sign, then I got a bigger sign,” Roszkowski told WTOP.
Several weeks after unknown individuals stole his yard sign he says vandals egged his house. Roszkowski and the Montgomery County Police have no leads on who may be behind the vandalism on his property.
Roszkowski found the swastika painted on his door Sunday morning while on the way to church with his wife.
“I’m not going to be intimidated by this BS, and that’s all this is.” Roszkowski told WTOP. “It’s just anarchy.”
Many Trump supporters have claimed hostility from protest groups and fellow residents since the outcome of the presidential election. Students assaulted a fellow high schooler wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat at a walk-out protest against Trump Nov. 16.
Richard Montgomery High School students organized a walk-out protest of Trump, leaving class to gather at the county courthouse in Rockville, Md. A sophomore from the high school wearing a Trump campaign hat to the protest was allegedly assaulted by a group of protesters. After a verbal confrontation, the student was punched in the face, knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked.
Police identified and arrested at least one of the juveniles involved in the incident. Authorities said roughly four students involved in the protest participated in the attack. Police took the student to a local hospital with minor injuries; the sophomore was woozy from the blow to the head.
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